The Opening Concert of the 26th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

A spectacular concert bringing us to the musical roots of polyphonies with the human voice, featuring opera singers, choirs, improvisation, spoken word, and video projections to celebrate the opening night of FLEFF

The Polyphonies Concert on Monday March 20

The Polyphonies Concert is at 8:15 p.m. in Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James Whalen School of Music on the Ithaca College campus. Be sure to come early to insure you secure a seat for this annual multi-media and music performance. 

The concert features music from the 14th century to the present, by composer Diana Saez, Francesco Landini, Claudio Monteverdi, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Sally Lamb McCune, Jacques Offenbach, Anais Mitchel, Pauline Oliveros, and Joan Szymko.

This concert is a collaboration with Opera Ithaca.  Soloists and ensembles will perform selected pieces from various versions of the Orpheus and Eurydice operas. Opera Ithaca's Orpheus in the Underworld (Jacque Offenbach, 1858) runs April 28-29 in Ithaca New York.



Syona Ayyankeril,* soprano

Chloe Beehm, soprano

Hana Cai, Ithaca College Treble Chorale conductor

Olivia Crawford, mezzo soprano

Ava Dunton,* soprano

Cynthia Henderson, spirit guide

Madison Hoerbelt,* mezzo soprano

Mary Holzhauer, pianist

Brad Hougham, spirit guide

Sona Minasian, pianist

Patrice Pastore, improvisation guide

Rocco Scarselletta,* tenor

Ithaca College Treble Chorale

*Studio Artist with Opera Ithaca



Polyphonies Conception and Script
Brad Hougham and Patricia Zimmermann

Theatrical Director
Cynthia Henderson

Director of Opera Singers
Lynn Craver

Director of Improvisation
Patrice Pastore

Opera Ithaca Vocal Coach and Pianist
Mary Holzhauer

Projection Design
Ann Michel and Phil Wilde, Insights International

Music Artistic Director
Brad Hougham

Assistant to the Producers and Directors
Allison True

Collaborative Partners
Opera Ithaca
Lynn Craver, Director of the Apprentice Artist program at Opera Ithaca